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Court acquits target killer Ubaid K2 in policemen murder case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday acquitted two convicts, including notorious target killer Ubaid alias K2, against the life term handed to them in a policemen’s murder case. A two-judge bench of the high court heard the appeals

Noor murder case: Court seeks replies on bail plea of Zahir Jaffer’s father

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued notices on a bail plea of main suspect Zahir Jaffer’s father Zakir Jaffer in the Noor Mukadam murder case. A single bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq directed the prosecution and other

Noor murder case: Court rejects bail plea of Zahir Jaffer’s parents

ISLAMABAD: A court on Thursday rejected the bail plea by suspect Zahir Jaffer’s parents who are co-accused in the Noor Mukadam murder case. Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Sohail Anjum has yesterday reserved the verdict on the pleas by

Man arrested for torturing, murdering wife in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Police have arrested a man allegedly involved in brutally torturing and murdering his wife Quratul Ain Baloch at their residence. Quratul Ain Baloch, aged 32, was allegedly killed by her husband Umar Memon in Barrage Colony with the limits

‘Hollywood Ripper’ sentenced to death for murdering two women in California

LOS ANGELES: A California judge sentenced a man nicknamed the “Hollywood Ripper” to death for the home-invasion murders of two women in the early 2000s, one of whom was preparing to go on a date with actor Ashton Kutcher. Los

Former PPP MPA Malik Shahan murdered in Attock

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) lawmaker Malik Shahan Hakmeen Khan has been killed in an armed attack in Attock. Rescue sources said Malik Shahan Hakmeen Khan was attacked by unidentified assailants when he was attending funeral prayers in Sheen

Pulitzers honours teenager for cellphone video of George Floyd murder

NEW YORK: A teenager who recorded the murder of George Floyd in a clear and unrelenting single shot with her cellphone was recognized by the arbiters of the highest honours in US journalism. The Pulitzer Board awarded Darnella Frazier a

George Floyd murder: Ex-policeman asks judge for new trial

MINNEAPOLIS: Former police officer Derek Chauvin has asked a judge for a new trial, two weeks after he was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. In a series of motions filed to District Court

George Floyd and we the people

Almost a year after the brutal murder of African American George Floyd, racial justice has finally been served in the world’s most self-exalted democracy. Caucasian police officer Derek Chauvin who tackled Floyd, suffocating him to death during an attempt to

George Floyd murder: US ex-cop to be sentenced on June 16

MINNEAPOLIS: Former US police officer Derek Chauvin will be sentenced on June 16 for the murder of African American George Floyd in a case that sparked nationwide anti-racism protests. The Hennepin County District Court in the Midwestern city of Minneapolis,

Kuwaiti woman’s murder by alleged harasser sparks outrage

KUWAIT CITY: Women in Kuwait demanded better protections from male violence at a protest in response to the murder of a woman by a man who was previously reported to authorities for harassing her. Farah Hamza Akbar was on Tuesday

Ex-policeman found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

MINNEAPOLIS: Derek Chauvin, a white former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted of murdering African-American George Floyd after a racially charged trial seen as a pivotal test of police accountability in the United States. A 12-member jury found Chauvin, 45, guilty

Five sentenced to life in Turkey for Russian envoy’s murder

ANKARA: A Turkish court has imposed life terms on five suspects over the 2016 murder of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara. The suspects were accused of links to the 22-year-old gunman, Mevlut Mert Altintas, who was killed by Turkish

Daniel Pearl case: SC defers release of prime accused till tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the release of the prime accused in Daniel Pearl murder case till tomorrow (Tuesday) while hearing review petition of the Sindh government. The one-day extension has been granted on the request of the

US outraged as Supreme Court upholds acquittal in Daniel Pearl murder

WASHINGTON: The White House said it was “outraged” on Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld the acquittal and ordered the release of the prime suspect convicted of masterminding the 2002 beheading of US journalist Daniel Pearl. Joe Biden’s administration is

SC orders release of prime suspect in Daniel Pearl murder case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the appeal of the Sindh government against the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) decision to overturn the conviction of the prime suspect in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. A three-member bench of

Waqas murder case: Four policemen sent on eight-day physical remand

FAISALABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday handed over the four accused policemen on eight-day physical remand in Waqas murder case. The court heard the case related to the murder of a citizen Waqas who was killed after firing of

109 people killed across Sindh in November: Police report

KARACHI: A police report has revealed that 109 people were murdered across the province of Sindh during the month of November. The report shows a steady rise in crime rate across the province. The province’s East Zone is the worst

British nurse charged with murder of eight babies 

London: A British nurse was charged with murdering eight babies and attempted to kill another 10 at a hospital in northwest England. Lucy Letby, aged 30, was charged following an investigation into deaths at the neonatal unit of the Countess

Woman decries losing citizenship for pursing son’s murder case

ISLAMABAD: A Lady Health Worker in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decried increased police harassment for raising the matter of her son’s murder. In a conversation with MM news, the woman also claimed that her National Identity Card (NIC) has been blocked

KMC employee’s sons arrested for killing woman

KARACHI: Police on Saturday arrested two men for the murder of a woman who was shot dead inside her car in North Nazimabad last week. The incident took place on October 19 when two unidentified men on a motorcycle opened

Investigation officer booked for tampering evidence in girl’s murder case

KARACHI: The investigation officer in the case of a young woman, who had died in an apparent suicide, has been arrested for allegedly tampering and destroying key evidence. In September, 25-year-old Areeba was found dead in her apartment in Mehmoodabad

Turkey indicts six more Saudis over Khashoggi murder

ISTANBUL: Turkish prosecutors have indicted six new Saudis suspected of involvement in the 2018 murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Istanbul prosecutors are seeking life imprisonment for two of the suspects and up to five years in jail for the

Uzair Baloch indicted in SHO Civil Lines murder case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday indicted Lyari gangwar kingpin Uzair Baloch and others accused in the murder of SHO Civil Lines Police Station Fawad Khan. Uzair Baloch was produced before the court hearing amid strict security by Rangers. Zubair

Suspects confess to rape, murder of minor girl in Karachi

KARACHI: Two suspects have confessed to rape and murder a six-year-old girl in Karachi’s Essa Nagri area during a hearing in an anti-terrorism court on Wednesday. During the hearing, the suspects identified as Faiz and Abdullah admitted that they had

Suspect in Mureed Abbas murder case flees from court

KARACHI: A suspect in the murder of journalist Mureed Abbas fled from the premises of the Supreme Court of Pakistan after his bail was suspended. The Sindh High Court had granted bail to Adil Zaman, the suspect in the murder

Uzair Baloch indicted in Arshad Pappu murder case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday indicted Lyari gang leader Uzair Baloch and others accused in the murder of notorious gangster Arshad Pappu. The ATC judge read out an amended charge sheet to Uzair Baloch, Shahjahan Baloch, former SHO Chand

Daniel Pearl murder: Detention of accused extended by 3 months

KARACHI: The government of Sindh has extended the detention of four accused in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl for three months. The main accused Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh also known as Sheikh Omar, Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and

Uzair Baloch indicted in trader’s kidnapping, murder case

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday indicted notorious Lyari gang war leader Uzair Baloch for kidnapping and murdering a trader. Baloch was brought to the court handcuffed under strict security with his face covered with a mask. The presiding judge

Rawalpindi traffic warden arrested over wife’s murder

RAWALPINDI: A Rawalpindi traffic warden has been arrested over domestic abuse and murder of his wife. The accused identified as Iqtidar Hussain was apprehended by police during a raid while trying to flee the city. The suspect had brutally clubbed